What to Do When Substance Abuse is Suspected at a Mine Site

August 27, 2020 15:05:10

Substance abuse reduces productivity in the workplace but also puts people at serious risk. This is crucial in safety-sensitive occupations that involve operation of heavy machinery or high-risk situations.  The oil and gas, mining and forestry among many other resource sectors are especially vulnerable as work sites are mostly located in isolated areas and operations require and involve heavy machinery.

So what then, is the procedure for when you notice behaviors that may be as a result of drugs or alcohol? Experts suggest formal policies to be created by employers as well as procedures to be put in place that help guide in decision-making. We discuss a few of these options below.

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